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Cinema review – The Purge: Anarchy

The Purge: Anarchy film poster

Cast: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zoƫ Soul, Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez.

Plot summary: In a future America, all crime is legal for one night only. Four people are caught on the streets during the Purge and hook up with the Sergeant (Frank Grillo), who tries to protect them even as he is off on his own Purge mission.

Having not watched the first film or seen the trailer beforehand, I went into this film not expecting much. I thought that it would be just another bland action thriller with lame dialogue and cardboard cut-out characters who we can’t really root for as we don’t know anything about them bar their first names. However, I actually ended up enjoying it more than I thought I would. Sure, there is no character development whatsoever which was to be expected for this kind of film.

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